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13. April 2018

International research group presents new standards to ensure solid research

A team of international researchers recently published a study in the magazine Nature Ecology & Evolution outlining new standards for procedures in researching ancient proteins. Niels Bohr Professor Matthew Collins, from the Natural History Museum of Denmark at the University of Copenhagen, together with a group of international researchers from, among others, the Max Planck […]

10. April 2018

26 meteorites give us new information on the birth of the Earth and the moon

In a new study recently published in Nature, researchers from STARPLAN explains how the connection between the planets’ different chemical composition and their respective size can provide new information on the creation of the Earth and the moon. According to researchers’ theory, a rotating disk of gas and dust, called the “protoplanetary disk,” circled around […]

3. April 2018

Mette Birkedal Bruun receives Tagea Brandt travel grant

Head of Center Mette Birkedal Bruun, from the Centre for Privacy Studies (PRIVACY) at the University of Copenhagen, together with author Naja Marie Aidt, received the Tagea Brandt travel grant on March 17 this year. The Tagea Brandt travel grant is given to female scientists or artists who make substantial contributions to their respective fields […]

26. March 2018

Video lecture: Head of center Susanne Mandrup talks about her research on fat cells and genes

In a video below, you can watch Susanne Mandrup, head of center at the recently launched DNRF center ATLAS, talk about her research on fat cells and genes (in Danish). The lecture was organized by the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. On March 19, Susanne Mandrup, the head of the recently opened DNRF […]

23. March 2018

New research from CEBI on gender pay gap receive worldwide media attention

Research results from CEBI received great media attention worldwide when the research showed how women’s yearly earnings drop significantly after their first child is born.   Researchers Jakob Egholt Søgaard and Henrik Kleven from the Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI) at the University of Copenhagen, together with researchers from the U.S and London, […]

23. March 2018

SPOC develops new chip to process quantum information with hitherto unseen speed

Researchers from SPOC are part of an international research team behind a chip that can process quantum information with hitherto unseen speed. The result can pave the way for future quantum technologies. Yunhong Ding, Davide Bacco, and Leif K. Oxenløwe, from the Center for Silicon Photonics for Optical Communications (SPOC) at the Technical University of […]

22. March 2018

Head of center collaborates with NASA on upcoming launch of new space telescope

Next month, NASA’s TESS telescope will be sent into space to look for unknown exoplanets and observe the nearest stars. Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard from SAC heads part of the mission. In about a month, NASA’s newest planet hunter, TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), will be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Head of […]

13. March 2018

Volcanic swamps on Iceland are a microbiological war zone

Researchers have discovered an anti CRISPR-protein for the first time in the constant battle between microorganisms in boiling hot pools on Iceland. Professor Xu Peng and her colleague Ditlev Brodersen from the Center for Bacterial Stress Response and Persistence (BASP) at the University of Copenhagen have collaborated with researchers the U.S and found that boiling […]

12. March 2018

New research from CGG: Vampire bats, genetics and microbes

Researchers from the Center for GeoGenetics have studied vampire bats with a hologenomic approach, looking at the relationship between the animal’s genes and microbiota. This holistic approach is part of a new era in genetic research. New research from the DNRF’s Center for GeoGenetics (CGG) studies vampire bats and tries to identify the relationship between […]

9. March 2018

Vaccine awakens the immune system and is likely to protect against more diseases

Researchers have recently published a new study that shows how vaccinations against tuberculosis also provide protection against other diseases, such as yellow fever. New research shows how the immune system, through the use of living viruses, can be trained to protect us against diseases other than the one for which the vaccine is originally designed. […]



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